Events in Music on September 8

  • 1953 "Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater NY for 6 performances
  • 1956 Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso" goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks

Film release premierFilm Premier

1968 "Funny Girl" biopic film based on life of Fanny Brice premieres, directed by William Wyler, starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1986 Westinghouse sells background music company Muzak to the Fields Company of Chicago

Music awardsMusic Awards

1994 11th MTV Video Music Awards: Aerosmith wins with newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley opening the show

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • 1994 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" opens at Criterion NYC for 52 performances
  • 1996 "7 Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • 1996 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo

Music releaseMusic Single

2001 Kylie Minogue releases her single "I Just Can't Get You Out of My Head", the biggest of her career

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 Billy Corgan announces a new solo album, recorded with producer Rick Rubin, via a Facebook live video

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan